Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-05-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1978 31' Sovereign
1988 32' Excella
Linthicum , Maryland
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 56
Novice to Airstream

Hi - just became owner of a 1976 31' International Sovereign, owners manual missing, so obviously I have a lot of questions.
1. Does anyone know where to get a copy?
2. In front of trailer are 2 compartments - each having a red and black cable
Quick connect type inside. Looks to be too small for batteries. What are those
3. There is a Bargman device laying on top of the front frame, next to the lift.
Think it's the Break-away switch. Then my next question is:
4. What type of breaks does the trailer have? Assuming regular shoe-brakes and
not electrical.

All for now.
Thanks in advance


RuneM46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 08:13 PM   #2
Rivet Master
A W Warn's Avatar

2000 25' Safari
1999 34' Excella
Davidson County, NC , Highlands County, FL
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,049
Hi, And welcome to the Airforum!

Some manuals are available from Airstream, back to 98, on their website. You could look at the classified's here, ebay, etc. for the manual for your trailer.

Some photos of those things you are asking about would get you some real answers, but I will speculate based on your descriptions;
Compartments are for batteries.
Bargman switch is probably break away switch.
Brakes are electric, unless changed by a previous owner.

2014 Silverado 1500 5.3L maximum trailering package (yes, I'm towing the 34')
A W Warn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 08:47 AM   #3
2 Rivet Member
1978 31' Sovereign
1988 32' Excella
Linthicum , Maryland
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 56
Thumbs up

Thanks for the info. Found the Manual plus wiring diagrams on-line.
RuneM46 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A complete novice with Airstream txred Member Introductions 3 05-14-2009 09:50 PM
Novice interested in living full time in an Airstream: a few queries snog Full-Timing 29 12-08-2008 09:56 AM
novice Airstreamer needs advice chiropup General Motorhome Topics 2 01-16-2004 08:55 AM
Novice tow vehicle question Burbank3 Tow Vehicles 5 09-11-2003 12:21 PM
help for novice woodworkers/metalworkers Stefrobrts General Interior Topics 0 09-08-2003 02:28 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.